The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Docklands, London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 14 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 9 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 5.63% 7.34% 4.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% 66.67% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 8
Average daily rate
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£550 £488 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £369 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £581 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Docklands, London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 9.38% 11.01% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 24
Average daily rate £575 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £338 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

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Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

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Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Investment Banking
3 4 (30.77%) Use Case
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) UML
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
4 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
5 2 (15.38%) User Experience
5 2 (15.38%) BPMN
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Economics
5 2 (15.38%) Life Science
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (15.38%) Rational Rose
5 2 (15.38%) IBM
5 2 (15.38%) RUP
5 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Change Control

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Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MultiFonds
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) Data Mart
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Rational Rose
2 1 (7.69%) ERwin
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Private Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) PMO Lead
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
4 1 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) PMO Manager
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Economics
1 2 (15.38%) Life Science
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) Use Case
3 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
3 3 (23.08%) Change Management
3 3 (23.08%) UML
3 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Management
3 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
4 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) BPMN
4 2 (15.38%) RUP
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) IDEF
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) CA
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